How Brexit threatens Falklands’ economy — and Spanish fishermen

A no-deal Brexit would deal a severe blow to the economy of Britain’s Falkland Islands which is heavily dependent on squid exports — and to Galicia in Spain where almost all of the molluscs are sent. Fully 94 percent of the catch, mostly squid, exported from the contested South Atlantic archipelago known to Argentina as…

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The UK is becoming happier, but its workforce isn’t

Last month, the seventh World Happiness Report named Finland as the happiest country in the world. While the UK didn’t make the top 10, it did manage to make it into the top 20. And as a nation, we are happier, climbing four places since 2018.  Although this is positive news, there’s still much more to be…

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5 Tips for Better Email Marketing Performance

Email is a powerful marketing tool, but too many businesses miss out on its potential. Is yours one of these? Email is one of the most effective ways for businesses to advertise their services. While many businesses still use direct mail, their budgets might be better spent on email marketing. According to a partnership study…

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Greece boosts its tourism brand

Diving around Patmos, climbing on Kalymnos, rafting on the Arachthos River, windsurfing off Paros, walking through mastic groves on Chios. An increasing number of international travelers are ditching their all-inclusive bracelets in search of fresh and more authentic experiences, and for those looking for something different, the possibilities in Greece are endless. New types of…

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Airbnb leads $160M investment in hospitality platform Lyric

Airbnb is leading investment in business travel hospitality startup Lyric, which has just announced a $160 million Series B round. In addition to the home-share giant, investors in Lyric include Tishman Speyer, RXR Realty, Obvious Ventures, former Twitter CEO and COO Dick Costolo and Adam Bain, respectively, and existing investors Barry Sternlicht, NEA, SignalFire, FifthWall and Tusk…

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Uncertain times demand a new approach to strategic people management

Is the management of people in organisations today really about growing the long-term value of an employers’ most important asset in an increasing uncertain and skills-short labour market? Or is it more to do with continuing to drive costs down and shareholder returns up; and meeting the bare minimum standards required by legislation? The Institute…

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Marketing budgets make surprise return to growth

Marketers increased marketing spend in the first quarter as they look to protect their brands amid rising uncertainty, but the growth is not expected to last. UK companies revised their marketing budgets up markedly in the first quarter of 2019, a stark contrast to the final quarter of 2018 when spend stagnated, as they made…

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